This week in Winning Post

The stars will be out in force at Randwick this Saturday for the opening of Australian racing's richest carnival.

Day one of The Championships features Le Romain (pictured) aiming to grab a fourth Group 1 in the Doncaster Mile. The speedsters match motors in the T.J. Smith Stakes and the staying three-year-olds duke it out in the ATC Australian Derby ... and that's just the Group 1s.

There's quality and big cash on offer right through the 10-race card.

Elsewhere, there's another 10-race card at Bendigo, which takes centre stage in Victoria for Golden Mile day.

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Cranbourne night meeting, plus the daytime action at Wangaratta and Lismore as well as fields, colours and selections for Sapphire Coast, Rockhampton and Ipswich.

The metro racing this Saturday is at Bendigo in Victoria, Randwick in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Eagle Farm in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Bairnsdale (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition) and Gold Coast Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings, plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs, including fields and cup form for Morphettville.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 6, while elsewhere in the paper Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

Winning Post costs $5 and is available Thursday afternoon in selected Melbourne newsagents, the crack of dawn Friday elsewhere.

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Inside Winning Post March 25 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Cranbourne (night), Wangaratta, Lismore
Randwick, Bendigo, Morphettville, Eagle Farm, Ascot, Bairnsdale (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Kembla Grange (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
Sportsbet-Ballarat, Wagga, Narromine, Sunshine Coast
Who is our greatest mare?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Moonee Valley Friday - R7 N5 Hooked 10th
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R4 N3 Kenjorwood 6th
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R6 N2 Exospheric 3rd
Rosehill Gardens Saturday - R6 N5 Libran 6th
Letter of the Week

Clap them in irons

What is it that George Moore, our best ever jockey, Hugh Bowman, our best current jockey, and Robert Thompson, our all-time most winning jockey, have in common?
They all rode/ride with their boots fully in the stirrup irons and as a result don’t lose their irons or fall off.
As a safety issue why do we not make all apprentice jockeys do the same in races until they outride their claims? They can practise their toe riding in barrier trials, jumpouts and trackwork.

John Murray
Wyong Creek (NSW)
Today's Racing
Sunday 26 March
Monday 27 March
Tuesday 28 March
Social Networking

Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: